Former Mets pitcher Dillon Gee retires

Former Mets pitcher Dillon Gee retires

Former Mets pitcher Dillon Gee is calling it a career.

The right-hander announced Monday on social media that he is retiring after eight major league seasons, including 110 starts with the Mets from 2010-2015.

“Thank you to this great game!” Gee wrote. “I gave it everything I had and now it’s time to move on. I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity for my career! Thank you to everyone who has supported me through all of this.”

Gee was selected by the Mets in the 21st round of the 2007 draft out of the University of Texas. He went 40-37 with 4.03 ERA during his time in Queens and was the Opening Day starter in 2014. Gee, 32, finished 51-48 with a 4.09 ERA and 619 strikeouts for his career, which also included stops with the Royals, Rangers and Twins. He last pitched in 2018 for the Chunichi Dragons of the Japan Central League.

Gee went on in the post to thank his family and the organizations he played for.

“Thank you @mets @kcroyals @rangers @twins and #chunichidragons and @dragonsofficial for giving me a chance,” he wrote.